Posted 4/29/2015 7:22 PM (GMT -7)
I had a sudden personal (financial type) disaster happen a few weeks ago. Couldn't sleep or eat, panic type severe anxiety symptoms. Obsessing on my problems. Gorilla sitting on my chest. You all know what I'm talking about. My doctor started me on Effexor 75 transition to 150 after the first week. Been on it 15 days. I take oxazapam 15mg as needed. Feeling better. I have a question about dosage time. I take the dosage 8:00 AM, and afterward am very jittery and spaced out, frequently needing to laydown for short periods and focus on calming down. The oxazapam doesn't seem to do much during this time. about 4PM I seem to be feeling fine, feel normal through the evening, not taking the oxazapam. I fall asleep easily, usually wake up after 4-5 hours of good sleep (usually to pee) and then struggle to go back to sleep, thinking too much, etc. I take the oxazapam and fall asleep shortly thereafter. I need to be more functional during the day to deal with my ongoing problems, but of course I need to sleep. Any thoughts on changing dosage time to evening? Will the same cycle continue? Jittery during the night? My heart goes out to everybody that is suffering so much more than me. Thanks for any advice.
By the way I took Effexor about 10 years ago after a sudden unexpected separation announcement (leading to divorce). It was a big help and I transitioned off of it easily.